NEEDHAM, MA – After more than 27 years leading NAIOP Massachusetts – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, CEO David Begelfer announced he will retire at the end of this year.
At a meeting, NAIOP’s Board of Directors voted Reesa Fischer, currently Chief Operating Officer, and Tamara Small, currently Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, to co-lead the association. Fischer will serve as Executive Director with operational, financial, programming and
Small will serve as Chief Executive Officer with oversight of the organization’s government affairs and lobbying activities, public relations, and research. Small will also serve as NAIOP’s spokesperson.
“I am very proud of all that has been accomplished over my time leading NAIOP Massachusetts. We have developed exceptional programming, educational and networking offerings,” said Begelfer. “However, my proudest accomplishment is that NAIOP is best known for its advocacy efforts and its work to encourage policies that support economic growth and development in Massachusetts.”
“David has been an active voice and advocate for the issues most important to our industry,” said Ed Marsteiner, NAIOP’s President and Partner at National Development. “Reesa and Tamara have worked collaboratively over the years with each bringing a unique skill set and a shared commitment to NAIOP. The two will continue this approach in their new roles and together they will be responsible for the future direction and success of the organization – ensuring financial stability, effective advocacy, and the development of a dynamic strategic vision designed to move the organization forward.”
In recognition of all he has done for the commercial real estate industry, NAIOP will be honoring Begelfer at its annual Distinguished Real Estate Awards Dinner on November 15th with the Edward H. Linde Public Service Award.
NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, represents the interests of companies involved with the development, ownership, management, and financing of commercial properties. NAIOP’s more than 1,600 members are involved with over 240 million square feet of office, research & development, industrial, mixed use, residential, retail and institutional space in the Commonwealth.